30 June 2017

Former NBA All-Star Wally Szczerbiak Lists Historic Long Island Mansion

Elsa/Getty Images After a solid 12-year career in the NBA, current CBS basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak won’t require a hoop to pull off one of his biggest slam-dunks ever. The former baller has listed his 5.44-acre property in the historic Cold Spring Harbor area of Long Island for $13.8 million. He purchased the stunning home for $4.35 million in 2000, […]

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30 June 2017

Morgan Stanley nears $400 million in consumer relief for mortgage bond settlement

Morgan Stanley is nearly finished with its $400 million consumer relief obligation that is part of the $3.2 billion mortgage bond settlement it reached last year. A new report from Eric Green, the independent monitor of the consumer-relief portion of the settlement, shows that Morgan Stanley’s consumer relief total now exceeds $338 million. Source: Housing […]

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30 June 2017

FTC, Realtors warn homebuyers about mortgage closing cost phishing scam

A little over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors issued a warning to people interested in buying a home. Scammers were posing as real estate agents, Realtors and title insurance companies to steal consumers’ closing costs. Well, that was last March, but it appears that scammers are still […]

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30 June 2017

6 Epic July Fourth Party Fails That’ll Make You Proud to Be An American

pxel66/iStock Independence Day is a time to celebrate what makes this country great. Still, if you’re thinking of hosting a July Fourth bash, make sure you take some precautions. “Remember when Janice lit the lawn on fire?” is probably not how you want your friends to remember your party. Like the other holiday fails we’ve highlighted in the past, July Fourth […]

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30 June 2017

Not even housing inventory crisis can stop homebuyers

On the list of factors preventing potential homebuyers from entering the market, you can mark off rising home prices, dwindling inventory and fierce competition, which all seem to have little effect on the increasing demand for homes. In fact, Redfin’s Housing Demand Index hit an all-new high in May. Source: Housing Wire News

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30 June 2017

Property Brothers Break Out Their Best Guest Room Hacks

Paul Ladd/HGTV Have company coming over? Of course you do, eventually. So allow Jonathan and Drew Scott to show you how to max out your guest space so everyone can have the best vacation ever. On the latest “Brother vs. Brother”—a spinoff “Property Brothers” series in which the telegenic twins compete against each other in renovating beach homes in Galveston, TX—they upgrade guest quarters. […]

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30 June 2017

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist Selling Classic $1.5M Condo in St. Petersburg

Larry Marano/WireImage; realtor.com U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has put his condominium in St. Petersburg, FL, on the market for $1.5 million. Crist had shared the home with his wife of eight years, Carole. Crist filed for divorce in February. The three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom condo measures 2,736 square feet and is located in downtown St. Petersburg. “It’s right smack in the […]

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30 June 2017

Real estate marketing merger: HomeActions buys the Gooder Group

HomeActions, a lead-generation and client relationship platform for real estate professionals, announced this week that it acquired the Gooder Group, a publisher of digital and print lead-generating marketing tools for real estate and mortgage professionals. Source: Housing Wire News

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30 June 2017

7 Magical Moroccan Design Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Home

Prasit photo/Getty Images When it comes to home design, white, off white, and shades of gray will likely always reign supreme. And, to be fair, we do love a clean color palette. But after a while of playing it safe, you might find that those numbingly neutral hues are dragging your decor into dishwater dull territory. Enter […]

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30 June 2017

Economic markets lose faith in President Trump

Six months into the new president’s term, markets are beginning to lose faith in his prediction of economic growth. As the administration struggles to pass any of its planned legislation, experts lower their forecast expectations and consumers are less optimistic about the future. Source: Housing Wire News

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30 June 2017

NAHB: Here’s how the Canadian lumber tariffs add to the current housing shortage

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced another tariff on Canadian lumber this week, and much like the previous one, it does little to solve the actual problem, according to the National Associations of Home Builders. In a follow-up interview with HousingWire, NAHB broke down what the tariffs mean and how its impacts homebuilders and […]

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30 June 2017

American optimism of future economy drops in June

Americans continue to see improvement in their current financial conditions, however, they are less optimistic about the future of the economy. While the Index of Consumer Sentiment came back from its seven-month low in early June, it still decreased from the previous month. Source: Housing Wire News

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